Now that the healthy and happy royal baby has arrived, the next step is his christening! This historical and religious rite of passage is expected to take place very soon! Get all the details of this special ceremony right here!
Prince George Alexander Louis is getting ready for another major event — perhaps the biggest since his July 22 birth! He will be christened in the royal traditions of the monarchy — the exact same way his own dad Prince Williamwas 31 years ago!
Royal Baby Christening: When Can We Expect It?
The baptism of Prince George is going to be the next royal event to look forward to — and it should be here by early autumn. The UK’s Look reports:
[Prince George is] expected to be christened in a small private ceremony behind closed doors sometime in September or October, once the Queen has returned from her annual summer holiday to Balmoral.
Prince William was baptized about one month after he was born. “Royal babies are traditionally christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace,” reports Look, and dad Will was no exception!
Royal Baby Christening: All The Details Of The Traditional Ceremony
As with many aspects of the royal family’s events, every detail of the royal baptism is going to be a direct following of tradition. Us Weekly explains:
Unlike royal weddings, which are often state occasions, baptisms are reserved for about 60 relatives and friends. At the half-hour liturgy, the Archbishop of Canterbury will ask William, Middleton and the godparents to gather around the 172-year-old baptismal Lily Font, filled with holy water from the River Jordan. As the queen — the Church of England’s Supreme Governor — looks on, they’ll affirm they’ll raise the child to follow Christ.
Almost every royal baby since 1841 has worn the same christening gown — it withstood six generations before Queen Elizabeth IIcommissioned an exact replica to be made to replace the tattered garment in 2008. Prince George will be clad in the new form of the family heirloom as he celebrates the historical tradition!
Because of the privacy of the royal christening and in accordance with more tradition, “just a single photograph of George in his robe is planned to be released to the press after the event,” reports Look. We can’t wait to see what the family wears — especially mom Kate Middleton!
Royal weddings, royal babies, royal christenings — we love ‘em all! How about YOU, HollyMoms? Are you excited for Prince George’s baptism?